chapter  4
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Waterfront Redevelopment: Global Processes and Local Contingencies in Vancouver’s False Creek

Major urban renaissance projects such as Hamburg's HafenCity are experimental laboratories, even standard-bearers for planned urbanity. This chapter uses HafenCity as an example in order to demonstrate how inherent preconditions for urbanity can be achieved within the framework of property sales as well as in the context of urban governance and the property market. It must therefore place high standards on the quality of urban development and urban policies, on the basis of which sustainable intrinsic value and urbanity should be created. A broad range of criteria is conceivable here to enable a demand for urbanity, to enshrine the mutual objectives of major projects and to define clear instructions with regard to the desired concept variety, mixed use and sustainability standards. HafenCity in order to force' project developers into laying foundations for urbanity, it is important to clarify which measures these are precisely.